- People who live in rural areas where plague occurs in wild rodents.
- People, such as biologists, trappers, and hunters, who handle potentially infected animals.
- Campers, hikers, travelers, and others in areas where plague is known to exist.
- People in close contact with pneumonic plague patients.
Enlarged, tender lymph nodes, fever, chills and prostration.
Fever, chills, prostration, abdominal pain, shock and bleeding into skin and other organs.
Fever, chills, cough and difficulty breathing, rapid shock and death if not treated early.
Causative Agent of Plague
Perinea pests cause Plague, a bacterium that is spread from rodent to rodent by infected fleas. Periodic outbreaks of Plague kill large numbers of rodents (called a “die–off”). The risk of infection to humans and other animals in the area increases when the rodent hosts die and infected fleas look for other sources oxblood.